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Bella Enahoro as Circe in The Odyssey, 1992. Photograph by Joe Cocks.

Ithaca in Stratford-upon-Avon: A Tribute to Sir Derek Walcott, Second Instalment of Blog Series

By Miranda Jones, Research Advocate, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust   Although the final script of Derek Walcott’s The Odyssey was published in 1993, a performance of the play has not been made widely available as a recording, and it is less well known today as it perhaps ought to be. As a result, when I […]

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Marie Corelli in her conservatory at Mason Croft (now the Shakespeare Institute). She lived there from 1901 until her death in 1924. Photo courtesy of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Marie Corelli: Stratford-upon-Avon’s‘Fairy Queen’?

By Nick Birch   In 1899 Marie Corelli, with her companion Bertha Van de Vyver, arrived in Stratford-upon-Avon. Marie Corelli was, by that time, the world’s most successful living author and a Victorian celebrity. It was said that if you had not actually read one of her books, you certainly knew whom she was. If […]

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Ithaca in Stratford-upon-Avon: A Tribute to Sir Derek Walcott.

By Miranda Jones, Research Advocate, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust In 1991 the Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Adrian Noble, discussed the next potential project for the Stratford-upon-Avon stage with Gregory Doran. It was Doran’s first production with the company (of which he is now Artistic Director), and he wanted to produce a play […]

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Charlecote Park event, 7th September

Charlecote Park Wednesday, 7th September, 5.30-7.30 pm, Charlecote Park opens its doors to Shakespeare and hosts an evening with the playwright in Warwickshire. The house, completed by Thomas Lucy in 1558, the year Elizabeth I ascended the throne, was one of the first great country houses in Warwickshire and the focus of the poaching scandal […]

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Gyula Shakespeare Festival, Hungary

Shakespeare in Gyula

While my colleagues of the Shakespeare on the Road venture are hurtling round a series of Shakespeare festivals in the New World – I hope to join them on the Canadian leg of their journey – I had the pleasure of attending a festival in the historic and delightful town of Gyula, in Southern Hungary. […]

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Notes from the Crescent City: Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Katrina and Jazz

The undeniable spirit of New Orleans has infused our four days here with a beat all of its own. From our first evening when we took our eye-opening walk down Bourbon Street, to the photograph we had taken with an Uncle Sam lookalike outside the Maple Leaf jazz bar on Oak Street, and the magical, […]

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Heart of America  Shakespeare Festival, Kansas City

63 Days, 38 Performances …

Arrived in New Orleans the other night after 600 mile drive from an unexpected stop in the unexpectedly delightful St. Genevieve, MO. A gumbo dinner and good night’s sleep later and we’re enjoying coffee in high humidity. Amid the sweet, sticky madness of it all, I thought it might be grounding to make a list […]

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Elvis with memories of Shakespeare

Elvis and Shakespeare

‘Romeo loved Juliet Juliet she felt the same When he put his arms around her He said ‘Julie, baby, you’re my flame Thou giv-est fever when we kisseth Fever with the flaming youth Fever I’m afire Fever yea I burn for sooth’ Elvis Presley would have sung these lyrics about Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers hundreds of […]

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Paul and Paul with the mayor of Kansas City, Sylvester James Jr

Heartbeat Shakespeare

As we leave the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival I look across Kansas City to the trees lying beyond the skyscrapers. The Winter’s Tale which we saw in Southmoreland Park feels like it is sending its city beat onto the road in front of us. We are at once driving away from and heading towards […]

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